Writing Apps and Websites

From online grammar checkers to creative prompts for kids, these writing apps and websites have everything your kid needs to use and improve their writing skills. Whether you have a preschooler just learning to form letters or an older kid who's learning the finer points of constructing stories and self-expression through writing, you'll find excellent learning tools to help your kid become a strong writer. This list is a great resource to help young storytellers find their voice and become effective communicators. And for more digital tools to help get those creative ideas flowing, check out our Script-Writing Apps and Websites.

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APP

This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)

age 4+

Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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APP

Writing Wizard for Kids

age 4+

Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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WEBSITE

My StoryMaker

age 6+

Safe, simple way to write and illustrate original tales.

URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm (2014)
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WEBSITE

Storybird

age 6+

Fun, free way to be creative; writing help may cost more.

URL: https://storybird.com (2012)
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APP

Dyslexia Keyboard

age 7+

Assistive features make this writing tool worth every penny.

Devices: iPad (2016)
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APP

iWordQ US

age 7+

Text editing, word prediction not cheap, but less than most.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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APP

SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping

age 7+

Mind mapper organizes ideas into colorful notes & diagrams.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

Oribi Writer

age 7+

Features help kids spell, write, and edit; pricey.

Devices: iPad (2017)
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APP

Rainbow Sentences

age 7+

Easy app to encourage writing and recording sentences.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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APP

StoryBuilder

age 7+

Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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APP

Diary Zapp

age 8+

Kids capture their days through words, photos, and more.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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APP

Write About This

age 8+

Fun images and prompts spark creativity, get kids writing.

Devices: iPad (2015)
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WEBSITE

Scholastic Kids Press

age 10+

Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.

URL: https://kpcnotebook.scholastic.com (2011)
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APP

Story Starter~Creative Writing

age 9+

Offers creative writing inspiration with some iffy content.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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WEBSITE

Twine

age 12+

Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated

URL: https://twinery.org/ (2015)
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APP

Writing Challenge

age 12+

Motivating story starter helps teen writers get creative.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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Creative Writer - Fun! Easy! Write! - Ideas for Writing and Texting - Flow of Words, Poetry and Lyrics

age 13+

Find the right words, learn vocabulary, but prepare to pay.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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WEBSITE

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

age 13+

Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.

URL: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ (2013)
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WEBSITE

Figment

age 13+

Teen writers express themselves on supportive social site.

URL: http://www.figment.com (2011)
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WEBSITE

Power Poetry

age 13+

Online community empowers teen poets; use privacy settings.

URL: http://www.powerpoetry.org (2013)